Posted by : Anita Unmuted April 26, 2014
My life is full of stuff-- Stuff I have to do. Stuff I have to clean. Stuff I have to watch over. Stuff I have to write. Stuff I have to grade. Stuff I have to prepare. And, more stuff I have to clean. For the record, I’m not doing any of it until
I've had my coffee. My daughter, and even my dogs, know that.
Admittedly, there are periodic issues. Sometimes, I can’t open the coffee because I haven’t had any coffee. Well, I guess that’s what the Keurig single-serve coffee brewer is for. Sometimes, I can’t open the creamer containers because I haven’t had any coffee. Well, that’s what my daughter is for.
It really isn't a good idea for me to have a phone conversation or leave the house before I've had my comfortable and very relaxed mug of coffee. The rushed cup just doesn't do it for me. I must take my time and enjoy each and every drop. Then, and only then, will I open the door to the world.
So, I make my super delicious cup of coffee, and my day continues with the Mommy Mommy effect, and the oh-gosh-I’m-late-for-this-or-that effect. The day is full of various scheduled and unscheduled studies, appointments, and cherished time with friends. It’s always a good day.
I’m lucky enough to be able to spend A LOT of time with my baby. Regardless of what has to be done, or what I’m physically going through, our days and nights are always full of joy and constant laughing. What a blessing! As a matter of fact, she mentioned that while saying Grace.
It’s evening, and my day begins to wind down. The pace has slowed a little, and now, it’s time to relax. We’re suddenly in the mood for a movie or a video game. (Are you assuming the gamer is my daughter? Wrong!)
As I write this, it’s 29 degrees outside and the temperature is still dropping. As is our tradition on cold winter nights, I light the candles, start the fire, and fluff up the blankies. Yep—Movies and big-time cuddling! What a way to end the day! Did I mention my relaxing cup of tea or hot apple cider? Mmmm! Oh, yeah!
Now, the house is quiet and I must prepare for tomorrow. Regardless of the many items on my list, my day will begin the same—with my super delicious mug of coffee.
Thanks for reading!